Recipe: Gail's Easy Bonfire Chili |

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2 October 2012


Gail Potter

Recipe: Gail's Easy Bonfire Chili


500g lean minced beef
1 can Green Giant kidney beans in chili sauce
1 medium onion
Bisto Gravy Granules
2 tins diced tomatoes
Tomato puree
Chili powder for extra kick
El Paso Chili mix packet
Glass of water


  • 1. Brown the mince in a large pan with a splash of olive oil.
  • 2. Dice the onion finely and add to the pan until golden brown.
  • 3. Reduce the heat of the pan.
  • 4. Add in the two tins of tomatoes, a table spoon of tomato puree, the kidney beans and stir thoroughly.
  • 5. Add in the chili packet mix and the water and combine with all the ingredients.
  • 6. Now for the secret ingredient- it's the Bisto Gravy Granules that enhance the beefy flavour of this chili- start. to sprinkle the granules over the chili and stir until they disolve- usually 2 tablespoons is enough but you can add more later.
  • 7. Stir everything together well and simmer for 30 minutes on a very low heat- taste and add more chili powder if more of a kick is needed.
  • 8. If things haven't thickened up enough- add more gravy granules- if things are too thick- add more water.
  • 9. Serve with fluffy white rice, tortilla wraps, sour cream and grated cheese.
  • 10. Keeps well in the fridge and chili always tastes better the next day when it's had time to brew! Freezes well too. Great over a baked potato in an emergency.
  • Enjoy!
Cooks Note

This is a really simple recipe! There are lots of fancy recipes out there but this one is totally tasty!
Serves 4

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